Difficult hike, with good scenery. Some parts you needed to scramble, hiking poles recommended to help with balance. Trail got much more crowded as the day went on. The weather was nice in the morning, but I could see how this would be a very hot hike in the later months especially summer.
Beautiful trail with oak and maple trees. Some unshaded areas. Beautiful spot for a photo by the creek. We didn’t bring our water filter to try it, maybe next time. I wouldn’t call it a big scramble, but definitely rocks to maneuver around. It rained a few weeks ago, and the trail was slightly damp, not really muddy. Looking to come back.